We wrote recently about another published by Microsoft patent for a dual screen device. This patent mainly concerned a hinge and a magnetic latch that would hold both halves together. Today, another interesting patent has been releasedwhich again addresses the issue of hinges. The figures it contains are very detailed and give an idea of what a Microsoft-designed hinge might look like.
These types of mechanisms are now a hot topicbecause of the great return Samsung Galaxy Fold. This device has already found its way into the hands of testers and several of them decided to disassemble this smartphone, checking how the hinge mechanism is built. A Microsoft project that is after all a specialist in all kinds of fancy hinges (Surface Pro, Surface Book or Surface Studio), it looks very similar. There are de facto two hinges, one for each half of the device.
Folded smartphones at least for the time being can not be as slim as a newspaper, because the screen, despite its flexibility, cannot fold completely flat. It must have the right place to wrap up without breaking completely. Therefore, the space connecting the two halves must be sufficiently wide. This also results in the presence of two hinges and a "bridge" connecting them, on which the screen folds without the risk of breakage.
Although patents basically mean nothing more than the fact that Microsoft is just working on such a solution, the frequency of their appearance just before the October Surace conference may be puzzling. Everything will be explained on October 2. Then, next to Surface Pro 7, we can also see the implementation of the Centaurus Project. May!
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